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Steven Soderbergh to Receive 2019 Founders Award at Slamdance Festival

Steven Soderbergh to Receive 2019 Founders Award at Slamdance Festival

Steven Soderbergh will be the 2019 recipient of the Founders Award at the Slamdance Film Festival, the festival announced Tuesday.

His latest film “High Flying Bird” will also receive a sneak preview at the festival taking place in Park City, Utah, between Jan. 25-31. Soderbergh will participate in a live discussion about the film with Slamdance co-founder and president Peter Baxter ahead of the preview.

The Founders Award is given to Slamdance alumnus who continue to represent the Slamdance organization and support the filmmaker community of Slamdance well into their careers. Christopher Nolan won the inaugural award in 2015, and “Avengers” directors Joe and Anthony Russo won the prize in 2018.

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“‘Don’t ask for permission!’ That was Steven Soderbergh’s advice to us when Slamdance was getting started and it continues to be the core of our brand.

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